Wow! So nice to have a top-notch editor such as yourself back here! Hope you'll stick around, but just wanted you to know it's definitely a nice surprise having you back HoT. Sorry I couln't stop by and say hello before; I've been extremely busy lately.
Well, that's certainly good to hear! Things on my end here have been pretty calm in general. I really boosted my activity when Turf Wars Part 1 came out this summer, which was really fun.
Vanguard's been keeping me busy as well, but I've only really had a couple of truly complicated wikis. Most are pretty easy to do.
However, I have been noticeably less active around here and everywhere, really. I'm currently a high school senior and because I'm hoping to be an industrial engineer, things have gotten brutal for me in school. That and I got a job, so I've been keeping myself busy. I do wish I could help out more with Turf Wars Part 2 updates, though.
Are you looking forward to doing anything around here yourself?
I know the feeling when studying starts to take over your whole life. The main reason I left 2 years ago was because of the amount of work I had. But luckily it has calmed down a bit now.
I'm keen to see about updating the family tree template to a newer version that has more customisation options and should look a lot nicer. It'd also be nice to go through all the articles listed for expansion or cleanup, as those pages always get forgotten about. Otherwise, just helping out when and where I can.
Agreed. When you read back over your comments in previous forums and completely disagree with what you said, or realise that your argument was just complete rubbish. Shows why its stupid to be so stubbornly rooted to your opinion you don't consider the other side.
I've had worse surprises ;-) No, but really, it's great to see an amazing editor return!
As for me, I've been ... quite busy with work and stuff, so the wiki had to take a backseat for the last few months. I try to monitor it as much as I can, though, just doing bits and pieces whenever I feel like it and have the time.
Hahahaha, I can imagine. I honestly thought twice about going for my second master when I knew that it also meant that I had to write another masters thesis. And that's just a masters thesis, nowhere near a PhD thesis ^^". You also still have to verbally defend your work before a jury, I reckon?
I do have a question actually. You mentioned in one of the forums that the family tree template doesn't transfer very well to mobile, which having had a look I completely agree with. If I recall, there was a push by wikia in the past to ensure all templates and infoboxes work on mobile; do you know if there was a fix for the family tree, or know someone I could message to ask?
I did a google search and it seems Wikipedia has something called charts which works much the same way, but I don't know if we will have the same issue using that.
To my knowledge the "portable infobox" was restricted to just that, the infobox, so all the other templates remained unaffected. Another thing FANDOM put in place was the categorizing of templates into different types in order to improve the mobile display of it all. I don't know to what extent the family tree template was affected, though :-/
When it comes to portability Tono555 is the man to turn to, considering he's part Vanguard, FANDOM's volunteer team to help communities switch to portable userboxes. For general coding help about whether or not those "charts" would be an option, it's best to turn to KettleMeetPot or Thailog, as some things will never change: I still don't really do codes ^^".
I will continue looking and if I can't find anything I will ask Tono, Thailog, and/or Kettle if they have any ideas; but I guess if portability was just restricted to infoboxes it might be outside the scope of what Vanguard does.
The family tree code is a pain to work with, but it would be nice to get it working (at least a bit) on mobile.
Chances are that it's outside the scope of Vanguard, but on the other hand, if anyone would have any inside knowledge about whether or not there are plans for the other templates, it would be a Vanguard member :-)
As an example, suppose you are planning to get a train, but it is cancelled and you have to get the next one instead. You then meet someone on the station whilst waiting (whom you wouldn't have met had the train been running), strike up a conservation with them, and the two of you become friends. You might then say that, whilst your train being cancelled was bad for you, it wasn't so bad since you got to meet the new person, and ultimately became friends. Essentially, the phrase means that something bad (missing the train, or getting stuck in the iceberg as with Aang) led to something good (making a new friend, meeting Katara).
In this context, it doesn't mean "have to" rather "got the chance to", i.e. "though something bad happened, i did get the chance to meet you as a result of that".
thank you so so much,I really really appreciate for your help.Speaking of this comic,though i donnt have a better translation,but i still donnt like the translation,air bender,for "气宗”（sorry if you cannt see chinese charactor)
"气”（pronounces chi in english i think) is not actul air nor some kind of gas.It's energy.Say someone is bending air,he is actully give off his energy,not bending air,but using air to attack the enemy.So I'd prefer chi master than air bender.thank you again.
I'm trying to change my userinfobox image to an image I found that's on deviantart, but you can't use linked images on deviantart on Avatar Wiki, only tumblr and Photobucket. How can I do this without it messing up?
As Hundun is a video game only character, his exclusion there does not mean anything, and thus one cannot make that conclusion as to the opinion of the writers. Therefore, without a source to justify the statement that Hundun did not have good ideals, that statement is subjective.
I don't and have never contested that he is canon; where I disagree is that, as a video game exclusive character, that he was not mentioned in that episode cannot be taken as intentional exclusion, and thus we cannot take Toph's lack of statement on him as a source.
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Also, whether or not he was omitted because he's a videogame character, doesn't change the fact that he was omitted from the theme, which is what I said.
I don't believe that is an objective point, and that was always my main point about it being subjective. One could argue that his ideals were good (revenge against the Avatar for what happened to his brother), just as someone else could argue they were bad. Since we have nothing official to state either way (as I do not believe Toph's statement is evidence or anything in this situation), standard practice is to not state it either way (i.e. we don't state he does follow the theme, nor that he doesn't).
If there's nothing tying him to the theme, then he's excluded from the theme. Proof by definition. Exclusion by failure to reference is still exclusion. How someone would choose to argue his actions is indeed subjective, which is why the only point I made is that they're similar to Vaatu's. If you have to keep going to something I didn't say to show how I'm "being subjective," that should tell you something, but if experience holds true, that's going to come up again very shortly.
Vaatu is rather more explicably referred to as evil, but I'm sure that's also meaningless.
With that said, do what you want, I'd forgotten I was avoiding editing anyway, but this jogs my memory as to why.
I see my eclipse glasses trivia was removed from the astronomy page. Where should this info go? The eclipse glasses page? Is it considered more as a goof than trivia?
Real eclipse glasses do not work in the way they're portrayed in the show so I want to clarify that point. Wearing glasses during an eclipse is pointless since the sun is blocked and you'll miss the beauty of the eclipse itself. You wear them before/after, not during.
A note on how the glasses in the show differ to real glasses could be added to the eclipse glasses article. However, the point should only cover the comparison, not general information on real eclipse glasses.